Luke Bronin, the general counsel to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is joining the law firm of Hinckley Allen, where his partners will include the former Democratic state chairman, John F. Droney Jr.

Bronin, who is exploring a run for mayor of Hartford, will be a partner in its Hartford office, the firm announced Wednesday.

Hinckley Allen, which was founded in Providence in 1906 and has offices throughout the northeast, has greatly expanded its presence in Connecticut in recent years by essentially absorbing the firms of Tyler Cooper, Pepe & Hazard, and Levy & Droney.

Its original name was Green, Hinckley & Allen.

A founding partner was Theodore F. Green, who was elected governor of Rhode Island and U.S. senator. John H. Chafee, another Rhode Island governor and U.S. senator, also was a member of the firm.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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